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Adonis.]                             FLOUA INDICA.                                     25
HAB. In Himalaya occidental*, alt. 8-11,000 ped.: Marri, Fleming!
Kashmir, Eoyle!, Winterbottom I Kishtwar!—(t>. r>.)
Herba 1-55-pedalis, glabra vel sublanata. Folia coriacea, 3-10 uncias iata, saepius
longe petiokta, utrinque glabra vd subtus adpresse sericea. Scapi folia supenmtes,
glabri vel patentim pilosi. Involucri folia 1-4 nncias longa. Involucelli foliolft
obovata, varie incisa yd lineari-oblonga, indivisa; Jlores saepius plurimi. Sepalet
4-5, obovata vel orbicularia, glabra, ^-f-uncialia, alba.
This, which is one of the largest and most robust species of the genus, is in gene-
ral character very closely allied to the preceding, from which it chiefly differs in
being less hairy, with larger leaves, the segments of which are acute and sharply
toothed, and not, as in A. polyantk.es> cut into blunt eerrattzrcs. The involncre is ge-
nerally very ranch larger in the present species, but we have seen specimens in which
it is very small. In the only specimen which we possess with ripe fruit the ache-
nium has the style so much inflexed as to be closely adpressed to the fruit, but this
character may not be constant.
15. A. elcmgata (Don, Prod. 194); foliis tripartitis, segments
obovato-cuneatis acutis grosse inciso-serratis, involucri parvi foliis
tribus, pedunculis 3-5 unifloris di-trichotomisve, Involucelli foliolis par-
vis, acheniis panels (1-3) ovalibus vel orbiculatis subobliquis anguste
alatis stylo brevi recto rostratis.—A. rivularis, WaU. Cat. 4692! non
Ham. nee alior.
HAB. In Himalaya temperata: Garhwal, Sir. et Wint. No. 5! Nipal,
Wall.!; et in montibus Khasia prope Nonkrim, alt. 5000 pedJ
Radix rusiformis, perpendicalaris. Caulis erectus, glabratus vd teuuiter pu-
bescens. Folia longe petiokta, 2-5 uncias lata, tripartite, segmento medio trilobo
lateralibus bilobis. Scapi valde elongati, 1-3-pedales, larifiori, involucris pro planta
parvis. fedunculi dichotoxni vel imperfecte umbellati (fructiferi elongati), terrui-
nalis exinvolucelktus, laterales mvolacelluni parvum 1-3-folimn gerentes, simplices
vel umbellati. Umlelhdas radii pauci. Sepala ^-uncialia, alba.
Remarkable for its much elongated stems and scapes. The Inflorescence is inter-
mediate between umbellate and cymose, the central terminal flower being usually
distinct and solitary, though occasionally all the peduncles are similarly umbellate.
In the latter case, however, the central flower may have withered or been aborthe.
5. ADONIS, L.
Sepala 5-8. Petala 8-16, fovea nectarifera nulla. Achenia plurima,
angulosa, ecaudata, stylo recto vel recurvo apiculata,—Herbse caulex-
centes, foliis multifidis.
This genus contains two very natural groups, Adonia and Consoligo, each of
which has a representative in the Indian Flora. The species of Adonia are annual,
and usually occur in corn-fields. They are very closely allied to one another," if,
indeed, they he not all forms of one or at most two very variable *j)ecie8. Hie set>
tion Consoligo comprises a few perennial-rooted pknts, which are natives of moun-
tainous districts of south Europe and temperate Asia.
1. A.sestivalis (L. spec. 772); annua, caule folioso, petalis
planis expansis, acheniis angulatis mgosis stylo subrecto apiculatis in
spicam oblongani dispositis.-^-DO. Sjyst. i. %%4<i Prod* i. ^4; Led&.Jl.
Moss. i. 28 ; W. et A, Prod. i. 3; Royle3 III. 53 ? A. Inglisii, Boyle!
EL 53.